I think that Flair may have had the softball-sized calcium deposit removed from his back. He has not, however, had the pit in the upper right portion of his back repaired. Apparently, the Army Corps of Engineers must not have been available on short notice.
I just read on a wrestling news board (www.wrestlingnews.com/news) about an article in a Las Vegas newspaper (a real one, not a tabloid) that says Hulk Hogan has been contacted by one of the producers of the new Superman movie to play a bad guy. It was speculated that he'd probably be playing Doomsday (musclebound, wouldn't have to talk much, yeah I could see that). Personally I think he should play Lex Luthor, cause he has the hairline for the role.
Dog of War
You were at the Flair-Piper match?? So was I...I threw up in the bathroom and missed the main event.
Bill, I happened to catch a late night show on satellite called "Memories of USWA Wrestling". The match in progress featured a very aged and out of shape Rock 'n Roll Express against PG-13 for a tag team title. PG-13 got the pin and were promptly blindsided by the 'Express and their manager who turned out to be a long haired, bearded, WCW referee Mark Curtis who proceeded to stomp a big mudhole in PG-13's manager Randy Hale (complete with blading).
While not very big, Curtis was wiry and in great shape and handled himself well. The save was made by Jerry Lawler and Brian Christopher. I don't think I'd ever seen 'Express as heels before. Anyhow, I know this isn't much but I remembered in one of your Nitro reports awhile back mentioning how Curtis had grappled an interfering fan and you had speculated about him having some wrestling background. Thought this might be of a little interest to you. Unfortunately they didn't give a date for the match.
KW from Dodge City, KS
Gedo also used to tag up with a guy in Japan called Jado. They worked insane matches in FMW. They wore bright red T-shirts with the slogan "F**K YOU - WE'RE GEDO & JADO" on the back, with F**K spelled out. Never did manage to get hold of one of those...their most infamous incident was powerbombing Yukihiro Kanemura (of being sliced by Sullivan in Smoky Mountain fame) after having set the ring canvas on fire during a "fire scramble death match" - totally insane. YK had legit serious burns on his back. He's crying in pain as attendants pour water on him.
Havoc Fan 3:16 says "Hogan just kicked my ass!"